If there is information out there about this,it's probably in another one of those obscure,out of print,and unobtainable books,from 20,30,or more years ago that so many on this list are so fond of citing.
Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]> wrote: That he had conducting gigs with various orchestras is clear. That he
recorded with them is another matter.
No one has yet come up with a knowledgeable response to my inquiries about
his nazi affiliatians.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger and Allison Kulp"
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:49 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Fwd: [ARSCLIST] Willem van Hoogstraten
> At the bottom of this page there is a photo,which claims he is conducting
> The London Philharmonic.
> Don Tait wrote: This is an attempted reply to
> Steve Smolian's message, which I hope will be
> forwarded with this. If it's not correctly done, I ask mercy from all for
> computer idiot.
> I have looked through Philip Stuart's London Philharmonic discography
> (Greenwood Press, 1997) and do not find van Hoogstraten listed in any
> I'd like to know what recording he's thought to have made with the LPO,
> Don Tait
> It's his conductorial rather than pianistic activities that interest me
> particularly in this context. A London Phil O record of him conducting
> rather than accompanying would be a pleasant surprise. But it it is his
> functioning within the various political systems that piques my curiosity.
> Steve Smolian
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roger and Allison Kulp"
> Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2007 11:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Willem van Hoogstraten
>> There are Historic Broadcast CDs,with The NYPO,and Philadelphia
>> Orchestra.The former are readily avaliable online.Somewhere in one of my
>> boxes of 78s I bought off eBay Germany,is a record of one of the Brahms
>> violin sonatas he made for Odeon,that noone seems to list.I have one of
>> the Mozarts on Collosseum,this issue is a 10" LP,from 1961 or '63.Another
>> eBay Germany purchase.If I recall correctly he also recorded with The
>> London Philharmonic.Who was this for ?
>> Steven Smolian wrote: Willem van Hoogstraten was
>> Mengelberg's assistant at the New York Philharmonic and later performed
>> various duties there through the 1938 season. He also led the the
>> Portand (Ore) SO 1925-1938. Apparently he was in Portland during the
>> regular season and at Lewisohn stadium during the summer. He seems to
>> have returned to Europe after 1938 when the Portland Symphony suspended
>> operations. During the war he was in Austria in charge of the Mozarteum
>> Orchestra in Salzburg (1939-1945).
>> He was married to the eventually virulently nazi pianist, Elly Ney from
>> 1911 through 1927. They reunited after the death of her second husband
>> (when was that?), performing and recording together.
>> After WW II he led the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra (1949-unknown)
>> with whom he recorded for Period. These and his New York
>> Philharmonic-Western Electric experiemntal records seem to be his only
>> recordings without Elly Ney.
>> His name does not show up tn "Settling Scores", a recent book on
>> denazification of music in Germany and Austria, though hers does.
>> I'm trying to find out about his nazi past. Did he go along (the
>> job would indicate that, at least) or was he more committed?
>> Many of the post-war Ney/Hoogstrateb records were on Colosseum (E.
>> Germany.) Did he move into the Soviet sector or could he commute over
>> Any further info and corrections would be appreciated.
>> Steven Smolian
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